First French Week in the Caucasus gets underway
The first French week in the Caucasus kicked off on June 21 and will last for 4 days at the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. The program includes three aspects that include French culture, business and cuisine.
Renaud Salins, Ambassador of France in Georgia, noted that the event is about both the tradition and the future. “Tourism is speedily developing in Georgia and France believes that it has a role to play in the development.”
Following the grand opening on June 21, all days of the week will be fully loaded with various events. Seminars about gastronomy and tourism development will take place on June 22. Every day a French-Caucasus company exhibition has been scheduled.
Chairwoman of the National Tourism Agency, Maia Sidamonidze; Chairman of the Georgian Trade and Industry Chamber, Kakha Baindurashvili; famous French Chef, Gerard Cagna, as well as representatives of Georgian companies and foreign experts will participate in the seminars.
Following the seminars, the French film Entre Les Bras, will be screened with English subtitles, followed by a discussion session. A French classical music concert will take place in the V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, where Georgian soprano Mariam Gegechkori will perform.
The photo exhibition 100 X France will open on June 24 at the Museum of Literature. The goal of the exhibition is to tell the history of French photography with the use of 100 photos.
In addition, French cuisine master classes will be given by famous French Chef Arnaud Faye – winner of the President Professional Cooking Contest, at Restaurant Adjara at the hotel Holiday Inn on June 24. A French cuisine master class cookery battle among selected guests and a closing dinner will also take place in restaurant Adjara on the same day in the evening.
The week will be closed with a presentation and press conference concerning a new insurance product by Grass Savoye, jointly with JPI Holding on June 25. All the events except the classical concert are free of charge.
By Nino Gelashvili